On December 26, the Russian Parliament unanimously passed a measure that bans Americans from adopting Russian children. Listen to The World’s coverage of the decision in its entirety.
Is time running out for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad? Political cartoonists seem to think so. 8 recent cartoons to ponder.
Russia’s latest answer to crowd control: the “Birdiethrower”, a pneumatic machine gun assembled on a standard Tiger armored vehicle that dispatches shuttlecocks at a rate of one sniper shot per second with a 50-meter accuracy range. Cartoon by Vladimir Kremlev of Russia Today.
The puppet metaphor has dogged outgoing Russian president Dmitriy Medvedev since he took office in 2008. This cartoon by New Zealand-born Alan Moir is among many that will look at the image of Medvedev in a slideshow that will be posted later today at TheWorld.org.
Israeli cartoonist Shay Charka shows how Syria’s staunchest defender (Russia) is not only an ally but a key supplier of the weapons Bashar al-Assad is using on his own people.
Putin vs. Medvedev: The PR battle